In the Middle Class, and Barely Getting By

In the Middle Class, and Barely Getting By

SQUEEZED Why Our Families Can’t Afford America By Alissa Quart 320 pp. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. $27.99. Over the months that I used to be pregnant, my overriding worry was that I might not be capable of afford a toddler. How a lot do diapers value? I requested a good friend with a 1-year-old, as if the […]

What if the Government Gave Everyone a Paycheck?

What if the Government Gave Everyone a Paycheck?

Several current books have supplied good background briefings for what a U.B.I. may very well be, together with these by the labor chief Andy Stern, the Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and the Belgian lecturers Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght. To these choices, Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur, provides his personal, considerably breathless model in “The […]

‘The English Patient’ Wins Best of Man Booker Prize

‘The English Patient’ Wins Best of Man Booker Prize

LONDON — “The English Patient,” the wartime love story by Michael Ondaatje, gained the Golden Man Booker Prize right here on Sunday evening. The one-off award, voted for by the general public, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker prize. The shortlist of five novels was selected by a panel of judges from the […]

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Many Costs and Confusions of Chronic Illness

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Many Costs and Confusions of Chronic Illness

“It is unclear when I got the disease,” Porochista Khakpour writes in her new memoir, “Sick.” “Doctors have mostly pinpointed somewhere in the 2006 to 2009 range, but I’ve had doctors who think I’ve had it since childhood.” The ailment is late-stage Lyme illness, and Ms. Khakpour’s makes an attempt to deal with it have […]

Yet Another Book Takes on Impeachment: This Time, the Case Against

Yet Another Book Takes on Impeachment: This Time, the Case Against

Alan Dershowitz has had a prolific publishing profession: Over the previous 36 years, the authorized scholar and frequent tv commentator has written 37 books, on the breakneck tempo of roughly a e-book a 12 months. But even by his requirements, his most up-to-date e-book, “The Case Against Impeaching Trump,” was a lightning-fast turnaround: He delivered […]

The Changing Face of Romance Novels

The Changing Face of Romance Novels

Growing up in Minnesota, Helen Hoang suffered from crippling social nervousness and struggled to make buddies. She discovered refuge in romance novels, frothy tales that allowed her to expertise intense emotions that have been clearly spelled out on the web page, at all times with the promise of a cheerful ending. “It was like I […]

Where Did the Radical Right Come From?

Where Did the Radical Right Come From?

BRING THE WAR HOME The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America By Kathleen Belew Illustrated. 339 pp. Harvard University Press. $29.95. On a sunny Saturday final summer season, in a grassy park no greater than a metropolis block, the flags of the Confederate South and Nazi Germany flapped facet by facet, hoisted by the identical […]

Michael Pollan on Drugs

An Inside View of Putin

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Tom Wolfe’s Lesser Known Career as a Cartoonist

Tom Wolfe’s Lesser Known Career as a Cartoonist

Tom Wolfe, who died on May 14, had a lesser-known however not-so-secret ardour: He liked to attract caricatures and cartoons with the identical incisive, sarcastic wit that got here by means of in his written social commentary. His photos have been impressed by the turn-of-the-century German Jugendstil (“youth style,” or Art Nouveau), graphic artist provocateurs […]

Adversity Needn’t Thwart or Define You. Here’s How to Cope.

Adversity Needn’t Thwart or Define You. Here’s How to Cope.

It’s actually fairly surprising what folks do ask, and I say that as a deeply nosy individual. But I can say with certainty that it could by no means have occurred to me to ask — as one man did on a primary date with Smart — if, throughout all of the occasions she was […]